James Bond is coming again to video video games. Hitman developer IO Interactive has introduced that it’s engaged on Project 007 (working title) that can characteristic the very first “wholly original” Bond origin story, with gamers entering into his footwear to earn their double-O standing. IO Interactive — as developer and writer — will work with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Bond movies producer EON Productions, and online game financier Delphi on Project 007. It will probably be made for “modern systems and platforms,” which means Project 007 ought to be obtainable on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S/X as a minimum.
Project 007 does not have a launch window, however IO Interactive did say that it’s at the moment in “active development” at IO Interactive’s studios in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. Both places are recruiting expertise from all over the world and you may apply for roles at IO Interactive’s careers website. The Bond recreation is being developed with IO Interactive’s proprietary Glacier recreation engine expertise that has additionally been used on the three newest Hitman video games it has labored on.
Project 007 would be the first Bond recreation since 2012’s 007 Legends, launched to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the primary Bond film, Dr. No. The recreation was largely panned, save for its multiplayer bits. The final Bond recreation to obtain constructive critiques was 2003’s James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, launched on the Game Boy Advance, GameDice, PS2, and Xbox. Of course, essentially the most notable entry is 1997’s GoldenEye 007 for Nintendo 64, a landmark entry for the first-person shooter style.
“Creating an original Bond game is a monumental undertaking and I truly believe that IO Interactive, working closely with our creative partners at EON and MGM, can deliver something extremely special for our players and communities,” IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak mentioned in a ready assertion. “Our passionate team is excited to unleash their creativity into the iconic James Bond universe and craft the most ambitious game in the history of our studio.”
MGM’s govt VP for international shopper merchandise and experiences Robert Marick added, “James Bond has a strong legacy in the video game space, with some of the most iconic games of all-time based on the character. Working with our partners at EON and the talented team at IO Interactive, we plan to bring a new take on this legendary franchise to gamers and Bond fans around the world. IO Interactive are masters of crafting living, breathing worlds of immersive storytelling.”
Before Project 007, Bond’s subsequent outing on display screen will probably be Daniel Craig’s ultimate look within the live-action film No Time to Die that has been delayed because of COVID-19 and is at the moment slated to launch April 2, 2021, in cinemas worldwide.